It is our commitment to these Grandmothers and orphan children, upon which our faith rests in knowing that God will provide what is needed.
"Faith is being ... certain of what we do not see"
Helen Project International, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization in the Commonwealth of The Virginia. Our mission is to financially assist African Grandmothers living in Kenya, South Africa and Ghana who are raising orphan children infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
My Dear Friends:
Happy New Year 2016! to our donor family and friends who have made the past years blessed years for our beneficiaries in Winneba, Ghana and in Kenya .One of my Grandma Helen's favorite saying to me as a child growing up in rural Esmont, Virginia, was "To help make the world better you have to do something."
You our donors friends and volunteers have done just that. We are so grateful for the support we have had from you. I have witnessed first hand the results of your generous donations to help us assist our Grandmothers and orphan children in Winneba, Ghana, West Africa, to the many villages in rural Kenya, such as Nandi; Chepkunyuk and surrounding villages; Kapkugerwet; Fort-Ternan; Kejiriet; Soin; Bomet; Kipsitet; and the orphan home in Kericho. The Micro-lending Project in Winneba, Ghana has supported 15 Grandmothers with business loans of $100 each. The children are able to go to school, families are participating in the Ghana Health Scheme Program to obtain needed medical help. I have seen changes in the livelihood of these families, the Grandmothers are healthier, they are able to repay their loans on time so that others can participate!
Our Women's Center and Hostel building project in Kipsitet, Kenya has reached the second floor level. Please go to http://www.globalgiving.org "Build A Women's Center for 150 Kenyan Grandmothers for updated reports from the field. You will be able to see the progress made over the past year and a half towards the completion of this awesome project.
However, we have a long ways to go. The cost for building supplies, laborers wages, lack of water supply, and transport cost have increased. We are pleased that progress has been made towards completion, and I know that together we will finish building this needed space for our Grandmothers and the community.
I ask that you continue to pray for us, our country partners, Grandmothers and orphan children we strive to serve.
On the behalf of our Board of Directors, I thank you so much for joining us in this effort! The future is looking brighter!
Dr. Dale L. Johnson